Category Archives: Articles About Early Childhood

Five Tips For Raising Readers

Do infomercials for toddler reading programs make you wonder if you should be doing more to help your child learn to read? Maybe your older child doesn’t seem interested in books, whether or not he or she is ready to … Continue reading

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Reading Success Begins in Infancy

by Shanda Trent Reprinted with the author’s permission from the SCBWI-MI Newsletter, March/April 2002 What if I asked you to draw a xerbile? Could you write about a xerbile? Hmm…what is a xerbile? You can’t draw or explain something if … Continue reading

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Selecting Books For Young Readers: A Checklist

From a workshop called “Read to Your Babies — And Big Kids!” © 2003 Hope Vestergaard CONSIDER THE SUBJECT MATTER Is it developmentally appropriate? Can your child understand the concepts? Is the length appropriate? Is it interesting? Relevant? Kids enjoy … Continue reading

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